The next-generation Volkswagen Polo is set to be officially unveiled next month, but here’s a preview of sorts – spyshots of the 2017 Polo undergoing final testing, this time almost completely undisguised save for some stickers to mask the details, especially around the lights.

The sixth-generation Polo sits on the MQB A0 platform that made its debut on the new Seat Ibiza. The new car is much larger than the outgoing stubby sub-4m fifth-gen, which is obvious from these images. Looks more “junior Golf” than ever, doesn’t it?

At 4,053mm long and 1,751mm wide, the new Polo is 81 mm longer and 69 mm wider. Significant gains, and interior space should also greatly benefit from the 94 mm increase in wheelbase length – from 2,470 mm to 2,564 mm. Height is down by 97 mm to 1,446 mm, and that’s apparent too.

Volkswagen’s B-segment hatchback will launch with familiar TSI and TDI engines. The all-turbo Euro 6 line-up should not stray far from the Seat Ibiza’s.

When it was announced in February, the Seat came with a three-cylinder 1.0 TSI with 95 PS or 115 PS, to be joined by a new four-cylinder EVO 1.5 TSI with 150 PS later this year. In the diesel camp, the 1.6 TDI comes in 80 PS and 95 PS guises. Five-speed manual, six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox options will be available.

Ford has revealed a new Fiesta and that B-segment hatch will hit the market this year as well, so it’ll be interesting times in the European supermini sphere. Like what you see?